Bachelor Childhood Education


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Program Description

Childhood pedagogy is a field with a very high social status. Of particular importance are, among other things, early education in day care centers and rapid expansion
All-day schools, the discourse about healthy and safe growing up as well as the goal to compensate for disadvantages and to create equal opportunities for all children. The earlier children are encouraged and families are advised and supported, the sooner the foundation is given for offering children good development opportunities. Mindfulness, patience and love are therefore part of the essence of childhood education, which makes it one of the most important and most worthwhile courses in our society. The aim is to take into account the different living conditions and life plans of families and to support educational institutions in opening up to family concerns.

Students in the Childhood Education degree program are awarded the title "State-recognized Childhood Educator" if they successfully complete the Pedagogy of Early Childhood I + II practical projects.
State recognition is mandatory if you want to work as a childhood educator in a state institution, such as an urban daycare center. In addition, many independent organizations also require state recognition for employment as a childhood educator. We therefore recommend that you complete the practical projects and apply for state recognition.

study period

  • Standard period of study: 36 months
  • Different time models possible
  • Study start possible at any time
Practice project
100 days; State recognition for childhood educator possible


(Technical) Abitur or subject-related university entrance qualification
Without Abitur:
  • Master's certificate or advanced training
  • At least two years of vocational training followed by at least 3 years of professional experience (full-time)
AR seal, ZFU (approval number: 1104419)

Course Overview

In the distance learning childhood pedagogy, we provide you with childhood pedagogical knowledge in the areas of care, education and upbringing as well as methodological skills such as relationship building, education, communication, interaction and cooperation. There are also two practical projects in the field of childhood education, one in the elective area (40 days) and one as an extra-curricular elective module (60 days). After you graduate, you are qualified to act as a skilled worker and to provide expert support for children, their parents and families, as well as the necessary cooperation systems.

Our bachelor's program is modular, which means that you study using subject areas that are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules there is sometimes an introductory course and an in-depth course that systematically prepare you for the completion of this module. Within the modules, you will receive ECTS points (European Credit Transfer System) for each successful completion, which document your performance. These ECTS points are internationally comparable and of course recognized.


In the fifth and sixth semester, you choose your three specializations in the amount of 30 ECTS. To do this, you choose at least two specialist specializations ("compulsory specializations") from the field of childhood education and at most one functional and industry specialization ("specialization in elections").

Some exemplary election specializations are:

  • organizational Psychology
  • Advanced Leadership
  • quality management
  • Online and social media marketing

In order to obtain state recognition as a childhood educator, you choose the practical project Pedagogy of Early Childhood I (40 days) in elective compulsory area A and as an extra-curricular elective module (without ECTS) the Practical Project Pedagogy of Early Childhood Part II (60 days).

Accredited degree

All current courses at the IUBH are accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).
Accreditation is only granted if the content and structure of a study program meets all qualitative requirements.

FIBAA is a kind of TÜV for academic education that checks the quality of Bachelor and Master courses on behalf of the Accreditation Council. The accreditation is renewed every five (first accreditation) or seven (re-accreditation) years - a guarantee for the quality of our teaching.
FIBAA awards its premium seal for courses of exceptional quality. Five courses at the IUBH have already been awarded this special seal. The IUBH is one of the leading universities in Germany with five or more premium seals.

Your future career in childhood education

As a childhood educator, you enable and support the educational processes of children and protect families and children from violence and exclusion. Supporting fathers and mothers in developing their relationship and parenting skills is a very important task.
The central fields of action in childhood education can be found in crèches and kindergartens, as well as the after-school and all-day care models of primary schools. In addition, early help, outpatient and inpatient education, child protection, counseling, family education and leisure pedagogy are popular fields of application. In addition, you will be prepared for management and management tasks in childhood education institutions during your studies.

Last updated May 2020

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